Vid-Biz: Brightcove, Spike TV, Distribution

Brightcove Launches New Version of Its Video Platform; Brightcove 3 features new workflow, player framework, media APIs and delivery functionality. (Brightcove)
Worldwide Biggies Shorts Going to Spike TV; comedic web series MoCap, LLC will get six episodes on the cable network starting in January.
New Content Distribution Partnerships; Hulu to feature Sesame Street clips (Hulu Blog); Dailymotion partners with Howcast (release); Wizzard to distribute WatchMojo content (release); Strike TV signs distribution deals with YouTube and Joost. (emailed release)

New Law Consolidates Federal Copyright Enforcement; the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act establishes a cabinet post appointed by the president. (CNET)
Warner Bros. Content Coming to DivX; studio enters into agreement that allows Warner titles to be sold in the format. (release)
Universal Music Group to Create Its Own Video Site; rather than posting to YouTube, record label will build its own. (CNET)
Ad Agencies Plan to Increase Viral Video Spending; new survey from viral seeding firm Feed Company says 70 percent of ad agencies and media buyers will boost budgets for the marketing tactic. (release)
Andrew Baron Pleads With Pharma Company CEO; Rocketboom founder takes to the web in an attempt to get access to an experimental treatment that could save his father’s life, also enlists the help of Lance Armstrong and Bill Clinton. (Dembot)

Vid-Biz: HealthiNation, Adconion, Kyte

HealthiNation Raises $7.5 Million; online video network gets second round led by Intel Capital and existing investor MK Capital. (paidContent)

Joost Picks Up Wizzard Media Content; catalog of video content from the podcasting network including Tiki Bar TV headed to the P2P online TV service. (release)

Adconion Launches Video Content Syndication Network; global ad network’s AMG-TV lets video creators access publisher sites, advertiser and agencies to distribute content. (release)

Kyte Mobile Producer Available for Nokia S60; live stream and record video; beta program was used by the likes of 50 Cent and National Public Radio. (release)

MSNBC Unveils New Political Video Player; fully-embeddable player allows people to skip to specific topics, reveals when a candidate brought up a particular keyword. (MSNBC) Elsewhere, startup lets users watch the first Obama/McCain debate with accompanying facts. (

Watch the Volvo Ocean Race; watch live footage direct from cameras mounted on each of the boats in the regatta. (The News Market)